I cant copy any files from laptop to external drives

Hello Friends...
I can copy any files (from and to) in any external devices.... wen i tried it says disk write protected

what should i do ???
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  1. Test the external drives with SeaTools for Windows: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/
  2. Try this:

    Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt

    At the flashing cursor type the following:

    diskpart (hit <enter>)

    Now select the external disk

    Now type the following

    Attributes volume clear readonly (hit <enter>)

    Exit

    Did this help????
  3. Also i remember from school some older Hard drives haveing a switch on the outside of them that would set them to ead only.....maybe make sure there is nothing like that on it.
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